The Foundation for Civic Space and Public Policy based in Warsaw, Poland subsidizes a two-year (24 month) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at one of the Polish universities. Two fellowships are available for scholars specializing in Polish history. Scholars must have earned (successfully defended) their Ph.D. degrees in the United States. The purpose of the fellowship is to enable young scholars to prepare their Ph.D. theses for publication or to start new research programs on the history of Poland in broad European and global aspects. Recipients of the fellowship will be placed at one of the Polish universities

James Collins

Historian of early-modern France and professor of history at Georgetown University. In 2009, he received the “Medal of Meritorious Service to Polish Education” (Medal Kimisji Edukacji Narodowej) awarded by the Ministry of Education of Poland. In October 2014, Georgetown honored him with the Presidential Scholar-Teacher Award.

Andrzej Sulima Kamiński

A historian of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and early-modern East-Central Europe. A graduate of Jagiellonian University, a fellow at Stanford and Oxford Universities, a professor at Columbia and Georgetown Universities. He has been a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. Since 2007 he has been teaching at Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw. In recognition of achievements for the good of Poland, he was awarded by President Lech Kaczyński with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2008). In 2017, he was honored with the 17th edition of the “Rzeczpospolita” Jerzy Giedroyc Award.

Dariusz Kołodziejczyk

Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Warsaw and at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has published extensively on the Ottoman Empire, the Crimean Khanate, international relations in Eastern Europe, and imperial frontiers. He is currently President of the Comité International des Études Pré-ottomanes et Ottomanes (CIEPO), member of the Academia Europaea, and honorary member of the Turkish Historical Society.

Andrzej Nowak

Polish historian and publicist. Professor at Jagiellonian University and member of Institute of History at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He specializes in the modern history of Poland, Russia, and East-Central Europe.

Marek Wierzbicki

Polish historian and professor at the Institute of National Remembrance and John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. He specializes in the modern history of Poland and Eastern Europe, as well as the history of Europe during the Cold War.

Marcin Wodziński

Historian and philologist. Professor of Jewish history and literature, and head of the Taube Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Wrocław. The scope of his academic interests ranges from the social history of Jews to Jewish material culture.

Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Poland, 2019-2021

The Foundation for Civic Space and Public Policy based in Warsaw, Poland is pleased to announce a two-year (24 month) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at one of the Polish universities. Two fellowships are available for scholars specializing in Polish history. Scholars must have earned (successfully defended) their Ph.D. degrees in the United States.

The purpose of the fellowship is to enable young scholars to prepare their Ph.D. theses for publication or to start new research programs on the history of Poland in broad European and global aspects. Recipients of the fellowship will be placed at one of the Polish universities.

Scholarship Description

Application Deadline: May 3, 2019
Start of Fellowship: October 2019
Study Subject: Fellowships are available in Polish history.

Scholarship Award: Each selected fellow will receive an annual scholarship of $30,000. The organizer will also cover health insurance (Allianz) and provide an allowance for transatlantic travel ($3,000). An additional family allowance ($10,000) is possible provided the family accompanies the fellow for at least 80% of the scholarship period.

Nationality: Applicants should have a valid U.S. passport or permanent residence in the United States and the doctorate itself must have been earned in the United States.

Number of Scholarships: Two scholarships are available.

Requirements: We expect each fellow to organize one panel at The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) or The American Historical Association (AHA) annual conference with Polish and American colleagues. Additionally, each fellow must teach a total of two university courses during their stay. Participation in Polish academic conferences is also required. 

Application Procedure

How to Apply: All materials must be in English. All materials must be in submitted as PDF documents. Applicants must submit the following documents to: polish.postdoc@civicspace.org.pl with the subject line to read “Postdoc_surname_given name”:

  1. Ph.D. thesis (if the thesis was published – the book – if you have difficulties obtaining an electronic copy of the book, please contact us);
  2. Curriculum Vitae with a list of academic accomplishments;
  3. Three academic reference letters from scholars familiar with candidate’s work. One of the reference letters should be written by the candidate’s Ph.D. advisor.  The applicant must request that letters be sent by referees (authors) directly to the Foundation: polish.postdoc@civicspace.org.pl);
  4. Current research topic(s) and archival research program.

Scholarship Link

The Foundation for Civic Space and Public Policy

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at polish.postdoc@civicspace.org.pl or visit our website.

The selected candidates will be informed about the results of the scholarship competition via e-mail by June 17, 2019.

  1. Ph.D. thesis (if the thesis was published – the book – if you have difficulties obtaining an electronic copy of the book, please contact us);
  2. Curriculum Vitae with a list of academic accomplishments;
  3. Three academic reference letters from scholars familiar with candidate’s work (One of three should be sent by Ph.D. adviser. The applicant must request that letters be sent by referees directly to the Foundation: polish.postdoc@civicspace.org.pl);
  4. Current research topic(s) and archival research program.

Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Poland Competition Results

2019-06-28 15:18:08

The Foundation for Civic Space and Public Policy based in Warsaw, Poland is pleased to announce the result of the competition for two postdoctoral fellowships in Polish history.

Following a rigorous selection process, the Scholarly Committee approved the list of two recipients selected for postdoctoral grants:

Mr. Brian Kozik (Dissertation: “Building a Cosmopolitan Episcopacy in Reformation Central Europe: Johannes Dantiscus’s Pursuit of Reform across Latin Christendom, 1518-1548”)

Mr. Paul Niebrzydowski (Dissertation: “Reining in the Four Horsemen: U.S. Relief to East Central Europe in the Wake of the Great War, 1915-1923”).

The winners of the competition are expected to come to Poland in mid-September 2019 to participate in the solemn meeting inaugurating the beginning of the postdoctoral fellowship program.  The results have been sent to the applicants’ e-mail addresses.

Congratulations to all recipients!

Postdoctoral Fellowship Regulations